Fastening teak hand/toe rails to deck.
(Central Coast.N.S.W Australia)
What is the best way to fasten teak hand/toe rails to the fore-deck?
I have 6mm 316grade s/s lag screws that I planned to screw and epoxy into the bases of the teak hand/toe rails, then drill 6.5mm countersunk holes through the deck (using the rails with lag screws as a template), drop the lag screws through the deck then get under the fore-deck and, using timber pads, large s/s washers, spring washers and nuts tighten it all up.
The countersunk holes in the deck are to allow better adhesion of the epoxy (or other recommended adhesive.
Or should I just drill through the top of the rails and use epoxy and screws to fasten the rails to the deck?
The decks are approximately 1" (25mm) thick.